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El Hispano News Pictorial Collection

Identifier: PICT-2013-004

Scope and Content

The El Hispano News Pictorial Collection is comprised of prints, halftone images, negatives, cartoons, postcards, and other pictorial works dating from 1966-2003 of local and national politicians as well as New Mexican cultural and civic events.

Series 1: Politicians (1965-2002)

Series 1 consists of photographs, half-tone images, and cartoons of local and national New Mexican politicians. This series also contains photographs and half-tone images of U.S. Presidents. New Mexican politicians include: Manuel Lujan, Jr., Pete Domenici, Joseph Montoya, Fabian Chavez, Harrison T. Schmitt, Steven Schiff, Harry Kinney, Jerry Apodaca, Bruce King, David F. Cargo, Toney Anaya, Bill Richardson, Heather Wilson, Roberto Mondragon.

Series 2: Identified People (1938, 1966-2003)

Series 2 contains photographs and half-tone images of notable and nationally recognized figures in New Mexican history, art, and culture. Among others, Rudolfo Anaya, Reies López Tijerina, Max Roybal, Val de la O, and Dr. Sabine Ulibarrí are included here. The majority of this series consists of photographs and half-tone images of locally-known persons.

Series 3: Performers and Celebrities (1967-2003)

Series 3 consists of photographs and half-tone images of unidentified persons. Portraits of men and women as well as group shots are included.

Series 4: Unidentified People (1964-1989)

Series 4 consists of photographs and half-tone images of local, national, and international performers and celebrities. Included are promotional photographs for films, television shows, and other productions. Also included are images of both identified and unidentified musicians and stage actors.

Series 5: Miscellaneous (1967-1999)

Series 5 consists of miscellaneous pictorial works. These include personal photos and postcards from and/or related to Angel Collado (publisher), images related to the development and/or history of El Hispano News (i.e., photographs of El Hispano News building and equipment, newspapers stacks and layouts, and people delivering the newspaper), images of Albuquerque city views and buildings, church officials and religious artifacts, military personnel and equipment, cultural and civic events, and aeronautic-related photographs.


  • 1938, 1958-2003
  • Majority of material found within 1958-2003

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


In 1955, Angel B. Collado was in the U.S. Army and stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While there, Collado realized that New Mexico, at the time the only U.S. state to recognize both English and Spanish as official state languages, lacked a Spanish-language newspaper. In 1966, he, along with Eliseo Casillas and Emilio Baglietto, began to publish the weekly El Hispano News in Albuquerque because, as Collado wrote in the first issue “se hace imperativo la creación de un periodico en español que haga circular las ideas y pensamientos hispanos.” [it has become imperative to create a Spanish-language newspaper in order to circulate Hispanic ideas and thoughts.]

Shortly thereafter, in early 1967, El Hispano News was proclaimed the official Spanish-language newspaper of the state of New Mexico. Collado, who would stay on as the publisher of El Hispano News for its entire 45-year history until 2011, also served terms as President of the New Mexico Press Association and the El Paisano Spanish Toastmaster Club. At its peak, the newspaper had a circulation of over 10,000 statewide and in California, Colorado, Texas, and other states. It covered local, national, and international stories of interest in politics and Hispanic entertainment and culture. El Hispano News, which was located at 900 Park SW for 36 of its 45 years, ceased publication on May 27, 2011, never once having missed a week.


2,200 items (9 boxes) : approximately 2,200 photographs


The El Hispano News Pictorial Collection is comprised of photographs, halftone images, postcards, negatives, and other pictorial materials from the Albuquerque Spanish-language newspaper, El Hispano News.

Arrangement of the Collection

The materials in the collection have been arranged into 5 series by subject:

Series 1: Politicians, 1965-2002

Series 2: Identified People, 1938, 1966-2003

Series 3: Performers and Celebrities, 1967-2003

Series 4: Unidentified People, 1964-1989

Series 5: Miscellaneous Pictorial Works, 1967-1999

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.
Finding Aid of the El Hispano News Pictorial Collection, 1938, 1958-2003
Edited Full Draft
Eileen Hogan
© 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131